You use the top alerts widget configuration options in vRealize Operations Manager to customize each instance of the widget that you add to your dashboards to display top level alerts.

You edit a top alerts widget after you add it to a dashboard. The changes you make to the options help create a custom widget to meet the needs of the dashboard users.

To customize the data that appears in the dashboard widget, click Content in the left pane, and click Dashboards. On the Dashboards toolbar, click the plus sign to add a dashboard or the pencil to edit the selected dashboard. In the Dashboard workspace, on the left, click Widget List, and drag a widget to the right pane of the dashboard. On the title bar of the selected widget, click the pencil to access the configuration options.

Top Alerts Configuration Options




Enter a custom title that identifies this widget from other instances that are based on the same widget template.

Refresh Content

Enable or disable the automatic refreshing of the data in this widget.

If not enabled, the widget is updated only when the dashboard is opened or when you click the Refresh button on the widget in the dashboard.

Refresh Interval

If you enable the Refresh Content option, specify how often to refresh the data in this widget .

Self Provider

Indicates whether the objects for which data appears in the widget are defined in the widget or provided by another widget.

On. You define the objects for which data appears in the widget.

Off. You configure other widgets to provide the objects to the widget using the dashboard widget interactions options.

Show Alerts On

Select one of the following options to specify the relationship of the objects that populate the widget data to the selected object.

Selected Object. The widget data is based only on the selected object.

Descendants Only. The widget data is based only on the descendant objects, not the selected object.

Both. The widget data includes both the selected object and the descendant objects.

Impacted Badge

Select the badge for which you want alerts to appear.

The affected badge is configured when you configure the alert definition.

Number of Alerts

Select the maximum number of alerts to display in the widget.


Object that is the basis for the widget data.

This text box is populated by the object you select in the Objects list.

Objects List

List of objects in your environment that you can search or sort by column so that you can locate the object on which you are basing the data that appears in the widget.

If you select an object in the list, the object becomes the selected object for the widget.